Bit Longer at NIH

Francis Collins is staying on a little longer as the director of the National Institutes of Health, ScienceInsider reports.

The Trump transition team reached out to him to ask him to stay, though ScienceInsider notes it's unclear whether Collins will be formally re-appointed or whether is temporary.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.